November 12 - November 16, 2018

Elizabeth Simms

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 655 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    132
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Water - Day 2

WATCH A WATER DOCUMENTARY

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment in South Africa.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my room or home and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

SKIP THE TRAY IN D-HALL

I will not use a tray in the dining hall, which will help conserve water and electricity needed to wash trays.

COMPLETED 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy - Day 5

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Print Double Sided

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

I will take a 20-minute walk around Westhampton Lake.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT NATURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about the nature in South Africa by reading about the environment and wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ

I will test my energy knowledge by taking the Be A Green Spider Energy Quiz on the Office for Sustainability website.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER RECYCLING QUIZ

I will learn about how to reduce waste by taking the Office for Sustainability's Be A Green Spider Recycling Quiz.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Support University of Richmond's Rethink Waste campaign by pledging to be an advocate for recycling and sustainability at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT WASTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about South Africa by reading about waste management and reduction efforts in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

TALK TO MY FRIENDS

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 3 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will get to know more about energy in South Africa by learning about the country's renewable energy efforts and current energy mix

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

BRUSH MY TEETH WITHOUT RUNNING WATER

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 4 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will spend time outside in nature during the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 5 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water - Day 2

RESEARCH SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn more about water in South Africa by reading about the water shortage in Cape Town.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER WATER QUIZ

I will test my knowledge of water by taking the Be A Green Spider Water Quiz on the Office for Sustainability's website.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Elizabeth Simms 11/16/2018 1:36 PM
    Happy to have made a concentrated effort to be more green this week!  I plan on continuing with this effort moving forward!

  • Elizabeth Simms 11/16/2018 1:33 PM
    Taking 5 minute showers has been challenging, but it is doable!!!


  • Elizabeth Simms 11/14/2018 7:16 AM
    Feels good to be making a difference!